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Welcome to The Ultimate Blog Party 2011 #UBP11

4/1/11
Ultimate Blog Party 2011
Happy April Fool's Day!

If you are visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party, welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

This is my 3rd year participating. This is a fun way to connect with other women, discover some great blogs, and to win some fun prizes!

New to the fun? You can find out more about the party here.



Let me tell you a little about myself...

(I know it's not New Year's, but this was the only photo of me with a party hat that I could find)



-I am a Work at Home Mom of two wonderful children.  I have a son who is 11 and a 3 month old daughter.

-I co-own an eBay store with my hubby called Donny Dixon's Attic. We sell new and gently used name brand clothing, shoes, accessories, and other unique items.

-I am a book junkie.  Although I haven't had as much time to read recently because my days have been filled with all things baby and 7th grade homework.

-I started blogging to feed my book habit.  I love to blog about great reads, my family, and the things that I love.   I've recently branched out to review fun family-friendly products like this:













Enter to win a Rebecca St. James CD.




Oh, and did you know that you can win a prize from my store?  



Drop by 5 Minutes for Mom's prize page and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to spruce up your spring wardrobe!    The prize page entry form is here.  And be sure to follow @ddixonsattic to find out who the winner is.


You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook.


Leave me a comment with your blog link so I can drop by.  And enjoy the party!






67 comments on "Welcome to The Ultimate Blog Party 2011 #UBP11"
  1. I love books as well :) I have so many, and so many I haven't read yet (like... pride & prejudice & zombies :P )

    And I'll have to check out your ebay store for my sister and/or when I have my second :) So cute.

    Stopping in from #UBP11!! :D Hope you have a great weekend.

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  2. Stopping by for the UBP! Thanks for visiting my blog too.

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  3. Stopping by from UBP, Boogie wipes? What are those??? Sounds like I need those. going to go read. Thanks!!

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  4. Partying with the UBP! I love books too, though I never have time to read. Thanks for stopping by TheMomMaven!

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  5. Hi! I am a fellow book lover! I just can't get enough books. Someday I hope to have my own little library *dream*

    See you around! (Oh and I LOVE boogie wipes! They are amazing and really work!)

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  6. Lovely to meet you- thanks for stopping by Tiaras & Tantrums on the UBP!

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  7. Just replied to your comment on my blog! Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to reading through your book reviews!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by. I have a 7th grader as well. Have a great weekend. It was nice to meet you.

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  9. HI--love the new years pic! So festive! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. :)

    vanessa

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  10. It's my 3rd year as well. Happy Hopping! I'm partying too at Brimful. :)

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  11. Very nice to "meet" you. 2 kid that far apart. Wow! Was it difficult? We are planning our second and they will be 4.5 years apart. Thanks for the flu tips ;) I appreciate you stopping by my blog. You are welcome anytime.

    Long Wait For Isabella

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  12. thanks for stopping by at the party! great blog!

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  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog from the UBP. It is so nice to meet you. I am now your newest follower and look forward to reading more from you soon. I love to read as well, but now I stick mostly to reading blogs lol.

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  14. Thanks for coming by my blog via UBP! It's so much fun!

    What beautiful sunflowers around here. So happy! :)

    Come back by my blog any time during the party. I will be having a door prize giveaway every day. Just posted the first one.

    Happy partying!

    Pam

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  15. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Nice to meet you!!

    Angi from Tim And Angi's Blog

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I'm following you on facebook and twitter too : )

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the UBP 2011!

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  18. Thanks for stopping by! I'd love if we could do a blog roll link exchange! If you're interested, add my blog to your roll & leave me a comment so I can add you to mine as well! :)

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  19. Thanks for the Linky and thanks for leaving the light on for me to hop on by. I have entered your Boogie Wipes giveaway and look forward to getting to know you better.

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  20. Hey Shelly, it's Shelly! :) Thanks again for stopping by. What a beautiful blog!

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  21. Thank you for coming by my party...it's always nice to have you in my chambers; and I enjoy my visits here!

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  22. Thanks for visiting me from the UBP! I'm a former eBay Power Seller, so we have much in common!

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  23. Hi There,
    Thanks for visiting me from the UBP. I love your background, sunflowers are my favorite.
    Have a great weekend and enjoy the party :)
    Stacy
    www.sjunkie.com

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  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I always like to "meet" fellow readers. I used to read TONS of books but between motherhood, blogging & twitter I read a LOT less these days. Currently I'm reading "The Gurensey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". I really like it so far.

    Great to "meet" you!

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my party blog.
    An 11 year old and a 3 months old! You are in the Totally Desperate Mom club. Hope you get some good sleep tonight!

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  26. Thanks for popping by from UBP! I'm following you on GFC, FB, and Twitter :)

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  27. one of the cutest blogs I have seen....love the yellow and green..... so happy to find your blog...what a fun party
    Hope you will stop by...I have some extra giveaways that require nothing but a comment...no jumping through hoops.
    Teresa
    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

    http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

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  28. stopping by from UBP11, I am also a book addict those darn kids getting in the way lol. We are big lovers of boogie wipes in our house.

    I love the selection in your ebay store, it is hard to find good plus size clothes most the time.

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  29. You are such a cutie! Are you having as much fun hopping the party as I am?

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  30. I love reading, too. As a matter of fact, once I can tear myself away from my UBP travels, I'm headed to the library! :)

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  31. Hello! Just stopping by on the UBP11 Tour! I love your site and hope you will stop by mine!

    I have followed you and would love for you to follow us, too!

    I own a COOKING STORE FOR KIDS called BITE SIZE CHEF - I'd love you to stop by http://www.BiteSizeChef.com.

    Our blog, Little Bites, http://www.bitesizechef.blogspot.com.

    Our Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bite-Size-Chef

    Our Twitterhttp://twitter.com/bitesizechef

    Nice meeting you!
    Chris

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  32. Your blog has a really nice "feel" to it, and I enjoyed stopping by. Planning to visit with you often. My first time Party Hopping and having a blast.

    Susan
    http://www.makingithomewebzine.com/blog

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  33. Thanks for stopping by Momondealz! I love reading also and loved Boogie Wipes when I got to review them! Have fun partying!

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  34. I think of the UBP as a New Year Eve party for blogging. I get to start out with new blogs to follow and learn from.

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  35. Stopping in from the UBP to say hi :) Have a great weekend!
    Kas

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  36. TY for following That Shaker of Salt. I am now following you back

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  37. Thanks so much for stopping by our party, Shelly! It's great to learn more about you and I love the party hat picture! Definitely celebratory! :)

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  38. Just stopping by from UBP. I'm a humor blogger mainly but if you're looking for a cute giveaway— check out these adorable customized kid's sweaters I'm giving away this week:
    http://www.mommyshorts.com/2011/03/preppy-personalized-and-padma-worthy.html

    Love the party hat!

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  39. Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by Toronto Teacher Mom and for joining in UBP11. That's great that this is your third year. I'm heading over to you Boogie Wipes giveaway right now. Enjoy the rest of the party!

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  40. Hi!
    I love books too! so little time for them these days, but I am making it a point 1 book a week maybe 2 :)

    Thank you so much for stopping by my place for the #UBP11 It's all such great fun!

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  41. It's great to "meet" you! Thank you for already stopping by and visiting me (www.flipflopmama.com)! Im now following you and look forward to reading more from you!

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  42. I love to read, but find I don't have much time anymore with 3 young kids. lol Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying Hi... I already follow you. :)

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  43. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit for the UBP!

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  44. Thanks so much for stopping by my book blog and commenting! You have a terrific blog here. I'd love it if you'd also visit my main blog, Notes in the Key of Life http://cindyswanslife.blogspot.com

    Blessings!

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  45. I'm here from #ubp11. I love reading, too, but like you, I have little time to read. Party on!

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  46. Fellow book lover here, just dropping in from the UBP to say Hello!
    We have so many books that I've had to find creative ways to decorate with them, around them, and in spite of them. Since Husband will not part with them. :)
    Good to meet you and happy partying!

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  47. I started blogging so I could tell people about the books I love, but the last year has seen my blog take a totally different direction and I totally miss my reading. I'm terrible at managing my time.

    Is that a NEW Rebecca St. James CD? I haven't seen anything new from her in ages.

    Thanks so much for dropping by Woven by Words earlier!

    ~Mimi

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  48. Nice to meet you! I'm stopping by via UBP, and wanted to say hello after you visited my blog.

    Hope you're having fun! You have a really cool shop!

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  49. Hopping over from UBP11. Thanks for hopping over to my blog. Do come back and enter some awesome giveaways: http://energizerbunnysmommyreports.blogspot.com/2011/04/big-welcome-to-all-my-ubp-11-visitors.html

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  50. Howdy!

    Sounds like you are a very busy person!!

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)

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  51. I am such a book hoarder...LOVE a good book! For Christmas I got a NOOK color which I adore and just in this past week have gone through 2 wonderful books by 2 of my fave authors; Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah. :)
    Thank you so much for stopping by Staying Home and Staying Sane

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  52. Thanks for stopping by twogingerprinces.blogspot.com! Please come back anytime!

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  53. I'm your newest follower ! Thanks for stopping by www.bargainfun.net. I love your cheery page !

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  54. Hi Shelly thanks for stopping by! I hope your having a blast at the party, looks like your getting a ton of bloggy lovin :)

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  55. Hey stopping by from http://coffeeandtheirkisses.blogspot.com and returning the favor. I love books as well, and have to have them lol. I also have Twitter @coffeenkisses Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coffee-and-their-Kisses/120000874676742 . If you follow me their I will gladly return the favor as well. Thanks again sweetie!

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  56. Stopping by from UBP'11! Thanks for visiting Frugal & Focused. I started doing book reviews last fall. Great way to enjoy new books.

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  57. Thanks for visiting Little Sprout Books! Seems we do indeed have some things in common! Always fun to meet another booklover! Hope you'll come link up a children's book review sometime for Feed Me Books Friday!

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  58. Thanks for stopping by Di Doodlings. I love Rebecca St James! Entering that contest today!

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  59. Hi! Following you back from Wellness With Diabetes. Great to meet you! There are so many fun blogs to visit! Your blog is great and I can't wait to visit your store! Following you on GFC, FB, and twitter now.

    Amber
    http://www.twitter.com/kahluaii
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wellness-With-Diabetes/185799878130399
    http://wellnesswithdiabetes.blogspot.com/

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  60. thanks for the follow! I have already been a follower !

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  61. I am your newest fan from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011. I would really appreciate it if you follow me back through Google Connect Friend. I have a lot of contest going on Madame Deals. $25 amazon gift card, Vera Bradley purse, $100 in jewelry, 200 cut coupons, bare minerals gift pack, $30 for an organic outfit, $75 P&G products, and the chance to win $1000. Thank you Amee

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  62. luv ya blog! cute! follow u on gfc, added my link to your linky list... hoppin from the ubp2011 celebration! check out http://www.mommieceos.blogspot.com for all things being a mom ceo and then hop over to http://www.lifeasamomnwife.blogspot.com for all things mommy n wifey!

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  63. Shelly,

    We never have time to read! Get in contact with us if you'd like and we may be able to discuss you doing our book reviews we don't have time for on our site. Great to meet you!

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  64. Love the party hat pic! Happy party!!! :>

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  65. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me! I just came by to return the favor ;)

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  66. Thanks for stopping by and visiting from the Ultimate Blog Party! Hope you have a great week!

    http://www.thecouponchallenge.com/

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  67. Shelly,

    Thanks for stopping by to visit during the party. Even though it is over, that doesn't mean the socializing has to stop.

    That is quite the range w/the ages of your children. I'm sure so much changed between the 10+ year span of having your children. Enjoy every minute of them both. We are also book readers over here.

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